22 de agosto de 2017

TRUMP : Pospuso su promesa de perdonar al ex sheriff Arpaio

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Phoenix , AZ. -President Donald Trump added more fuel to the fire surrounding a possible pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. During his rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday night, Trump said he didn't want to pardon Arpaio because he didn't want "to cause any controversy." He added, "I think he's going to be just fine." "With all the tensions that's [sic] going on, what they are trying to do to him, I felt good on his comments," Arpaio said. 

 He said he had no idea that Trump was going to say those comments and didn't say if he will reach out to the White House. Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said there wouldn't be a pardon for Arpaio on Tuesday. About three weeks ago, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court. Trump told Fox News earlier this month he was "seriously considering" pardoning Arpaio. Immigrant rights activists and others say a pardon would amount to supporting racism. Minutes after Trump made the comments about Arpaio, protesters started chanting, "Lock Joe up!"